About the Marketplace

This section contains information about the Health Insurance Marketplace. Click the links below or to the left to be directed to the specific webpages.

Published Guidance & Regulations

Key regulations issuers must follow to participate in the Federally-facilitated Exchange (FFE). 

PY2022 Certification Timeline

Key milestones for issuers applying for qualified health plan (QHP) certification for plan year (PY) 2022. 

State Exchange Models

Overview of the various state Exchange models, which determines which online system(s) issuers must use to submit their QHP Application. 

Individual vs. Small Business

Key differences in requirements for issuers participating in the Individual Market and the Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP) Market. 

New to the Exchange

Tips to help new issuers and those new to the process successfully certify their QHP. 

Account Managers

Description of Account Managers and details on how they are assigned to issuers. 

Submission Systems

Overview of the submission systems issuers use to submit their QHP Applications to CMS, including the Health Insurance Oversight System (HIOS), the System for Electronic Rates & Forms Filing (SERFF), and the Plan Management (PM) Community.

Register for Updates

Instructions for getting QHP certification-related updates from CMS.